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Suvojit Bagchi is now a member of Peace and Collaborative Development Network
Nov 19, 2012

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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Suvojit Bagchi is an Indian journalist who presently is working as the Senior Assistant Editor of an English language daily of India, The Hindu. He is based in central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, covering Maoist conflict amongst other things.

Earlier (2003-2012, Sept) Suvojit was associated with the BBC in India. He worked with the BBC for close to a decade and mainly covered Maoist conflict and Kashmir. He has travelled across south Asia and parts of middle east to cover events for BBC's radio & online network. He rarely reported for the TV. He covered all major events in India between 2003-2012 for BBC's language radio and also reported from US, Iran & Russia.

Before 2003 he was based in eastern Indian city of Calcutta and worked for an Indian newspaper, ABP. He started working as a freelance journalist in 1993.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (professional)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Personal expertise (within India):

Eastern, central & western states of India affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE), Indian Kashmir, West Bengal.

Outside India:

Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan (limited)
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
India
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Reporting from Maoism affected states of India.
How many years professional experience do you have ?
15+
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://www.thehindu.com/
What is one of your favorite websites in the field?
http://www.bannedthought.net/
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Bengali, Hindi
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Development, Human Rights, Media
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Communication, Research
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Development in LWE districts of India
Security & Human Rights in LWE districts of India
Relationship between Mining & Insurgency in Central India
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Some of recent reports:

1. http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/other-states/bhilai-steel-plant...

2. http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/other-states/displaced-farmers-...

3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12637562

4.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-18920110

5. Audio documentaries on Kashmir & Maoist conflict.

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